Japan Inflation Hits Zero

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

TOKYO--Japan's drift back toward deflation, two years after launching a radical monetary policy experiment to cure the affliction, underscores the continuing difficulties in pulling the world's third-largest economy out of its long slump. The government said Friday its most closely ...

Crude Futures Fall in Asia, Get Support From Yemen Conflict

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

Crude-oil futures fell by about 2% in Asian trade Friday on some profit-taking, but prices are still supported by the escalating conflict in Yemen, traders said. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in May ...

Retail trade increased in February -2-

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

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Singapore Dollar Strengthens Despite Expectations for Easing

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By Jake Maxwell Watts SINGAPORE-Ahead of Singapore's central bank meeting next month that many analysts say will result in easier monetary policy for a second time this year, the local currency is doing something strange: it's strengthening. Anticipation for such ...

New Services Cloud AT&T's Bet on Pay TV

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By Thomas Gryta AT&T; Inc. knew it was buying a melting ice cube when it agreed to acquire satellite-TV company DirecTV last year for $49 billion. But recent moves by HBO, Apple Inc. and the National Football League have turned ...

Balance Of Power Shifts In Groceries

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 3/27/15) By Leslie Josephs and Annie Gasparro Orders for organic burritos, Thai stir-fry and other frozen products from Amy's Kitchen Inc. have been growing so quickly that late last year the company bought a second ...

Republican-Controlled Senate Clears Budget Plan

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

Associated Press WASHINGTON--Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress to address the party's goals of reduced spending and dismantling President Barack Obama's health-care law. Working into Friday's predawn hours, senators approved the blueprint by a ...

Italy January Industrial Orders Drop Reverses Strong December

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By Liam Moloney ROME--Italian industrial orders fell in January pulled lower by foreign demand, reversing a strong climb in the previous month. Industrial orders fell 3.6% on the month, reversing a 4.5% gain in December, national statistics institute Istat said ...

Yahoo Boosts Share Buyback by $2 Billion -- Update

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By Douglas MacMillan Yahoo Inc. on Thursday announced a plan to buy back $2 billion of its own shares with proceeds from the recent public offering of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The buybacks are part of Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's ...

Correction to Yahoo stock buyback story

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

Yahoo has repurchased $9.7 billion in stock since 2012. "Yahoo Boosts Buyback Authorization by $2 Billion -- Update," at 7:58 p.m. ET, misstated the year in the second paragraph. (MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires March 26, 2015 20:31 ET ...

Crude Futures Fall in Asia, Get Support From Yemen Conflict

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures fell by about 2% in Asian trade Friday on some profit-taking, but prices are still supported by the escalating conflict in Yemen, traders said. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for ...

Some Energy Companies Find the Going Tough

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By Matt Jarzemsky The ranks of financially stressed companies have swelled to a 4 1/2 -year high as the sharp drop in oil prices batters energy companies. The number of companies with the worst below-investment-grade debt ratings rose to 184 ...

Chevron to Sell Caltex Australia Stake -- Update

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By Ross Kelly SYDNEY-- Chevron Corp. plans to sell its stake in an Australian oil-refining business for about $3.60 billion, as the U.S. oil company sheds assets to buffer its balance sheet from tumbling oil prices. Chevron said Friday it ...

Dollar Flat Againt Yen, Euro Ahead of Book Closing

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar was essentially flat against the yen and the euro, as investors remained cautious and avoided taking strong, lopsided positions ahead of the March 31 end of the Japanese fiscal year. Around 0450 GMT, the dollar ...

Polish Rate-Setter Hopes for Hike Discussions -Report

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

WARSAW--Polish rate-setter Andrzej Rzonca said Friday he hopes rate-hike discussions take place before economic imbalances appear in Poland. In an interview with state news agency PAP, Mr. Rzonca said the economy is nearly perfectly balanced at the moment with robust ...

Retail trade increased in February

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden and HUI Research 2015-03-27 9:30 AM Nr 2015:567 Turnover in Retail Trade, February 2015: Retail trade increased in February The retail trade sales volume increased by 4.8 percent in February compared to the same month ...

Republican-Controlled Senate Clears Budget Plan

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

WASHINGTON--Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress to address the party's goals of reduced spending and dismantling President Barack Obama's health-care law. Working into Friday's predawn hours, senators approved the blueprint by a near party-line ...

Guru's Budgeting Insight Shines Through 3G Deals

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 3/27/15) By David Kesmodel Five decades ago, a young Texas Instruments Inc. accounting manager named Pete Pyhrr pioneered a technique to help businesses shave costs. It led to a book deal, a People magazine interview ...

Hyundai Elevator Frustrates Foreigners

TODAY: March 27, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By In-Soo Nam SEOUL--The failure of a Swiss elevator maker to stop a Hyundai Group company from revising its rules to increase share capital has frustrated foreign investors who want changes to South Korea's corporate governance. Schindler Holding AG said ...